airport travel times

The author of one of my favorite reads in recent years The Signal And The Noise, Nate Silver compiled this infographic using multiple data points. He explains,

“I made these calculations using Google Maps, taking a sample of six weekday arrival times — 8 a.m., 10:08 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:52 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. — and looking up how long it would to get from an airport to a city’s downtown on average using public transit.”

the signal and the noiseThe Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t

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Taking public transportation to Los Angeles Airport (LAX)? With those times you might be better off walking to your destination.

Planes, Trains And Taxis: When To Take Public Transit From The Airport (via Five Thirty Eight)